Samsung had already sent out press invite for the Unpacked 2013 Episode 2, where the company is expected to unveil the new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung trademarked the Galaxy Gear name earlier this month, which confirmed the existence of the smartwatch. Now, Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, has confirmed that Samsung unveil its first Smartwatch named Galaxy Gear at the September 4th event in Germany, reports The Korea Times.
The Samsung executive has also confirmed that the Gear would feature a non-flexible display and the company has been preparing the smartwatch product for a long time. Samsung VP already confirmed the existence of the Smartwatch back in March in an interview to the Bloomberg. However, in the recent interview she did not reveal any more details of the smartwatch or the upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 3.
According to the earlier rumors, the Galaxy Gear would feature a 2.5 inches (320 x 320 pixels) display, powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Exynos 4212 processor with Mali 400 MP4 GPU and run on Android 4.2. It would have an integrated camera and speakers in the strap, NFC to-sync and authenticate with the phone and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. It is also likely to come with Samsung watch manager app.
The Note 3 is rumored to come with a 5.68 inch 1080p AMOLED display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor / Exynos 5 Octa 5420, 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera and LTE advanced (LTE-A) support in select markets.
The launch event is on September 4th, which is next Wednesday. Sony would also unveil the Xperia Z1 Honami on the same day. Looks like next week is going to be interesting.